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Burns & McDonnell Senior Environmental Scientist - Natural Resources (Multiple Locations) in Phoenix, Arizona


Burns & McDonnell is looking for a Senior Environmental Scientist to lead field work, permit applications and task management for a variety of market sectors, including transmission, oil and gas, renewable, and transportation. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked numerous times on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in cities across the United States.

The Senior Environmental Scientist will work with the office’s Natural & Cultural Resources group within our Environmental Services Global Practice to perform the following duties:

  • Complete field investigations that may include habitat evaluations for threatened and endangered species and/or evaluation of other potentially sensitive resources.

  • Compose technical reports presenting results from field investigations and develop appropriate applications/consultations necessary for various regulatory approvals.

  • Conduct permit compliance tasks, federal/state/local permit applications, agency consultations.

  • Work with project manager on field-oriented tasks, project permit tracking, agency consultations.

  • Office related tasks would include report writing, QA/QC review, assistance with compliance related tasks.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental science, botany, soil science or related degree from an accredited program is required.

  • 8 years of relevant environmental evaluation or consulting experience is required.

  • Experience in completing field investigations, habitat assessments, wildlife surveys, associated permitting, and analyzing GIS data; preparing environmental assessments and permitting documents, technical writing.

  • Knowledge of state and local permitting processes.

  • Demonstrated proficiency operating GPS equipment.

  • Working knowledge of GIS support software and analysis

  • Ability to clearly communicate both verbal and written technical information.

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

  • Proficient in computer software (Microsoft Office-Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)


Job Environmental

Primary Location US-AZ-Phoenix

Other Locations US-UT-Salt Lake City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 235361 Job Hire Type Experienced